Anesthesia Technician – LVT
Are you a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) with advanced anesthesia experience looking for an opportunity to advance in specialty medicine? Do you enjoy being a self-starter and working with a diverse and dynamic team? If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment where your veterinary technician skills will be utilized and continue to grow, then this may be the career for you!
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral-only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality and most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals through various specialized departments to customize care to our patients and their pet families.
We currently have an opening on our anesthesia team for the motivated and passionate veterinary technician that is looking to be a part of a growing Anesthesia department. The anesthesia technician must be able to work in a large team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be eager to learn the “whys” behind skills and be adaptable to quickly change situations. The main job duties for this position include scheduling and procedure coordination, collaboration with anesthesia and surgery department leaders, training and development of anesthesia skills for technical staff, anesthesia induction, maintenance and recovery, IV and arterial catheterization, pharmacology and calculations, pain management through various modalities, medical record keeping.
Our anesthesia technicians work alongside our board-certified team of anesthesiologists and other specialists in all departments requesting advanced and critical anesthesia procedures. The anesthesia department will utilize multiparameter patient monitoring equipment for a variety of specialized procedures. anesthetic ventilators and point of care laboratory tests. The Anesthesia technicians will train across all surgical procedures offered including soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic, and total joint replacement. If you are interested in pursuing a veterinary technician specialty in anesthesia, we can help you achieve that goal!
We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation (dependent upon experience). Our benefits package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Continuing Education, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.
Shift availability: Four 10/hour shifts per week. This position has periodic on-call duties for afterhours emergency procedures requiring arrival within 1 hour. Schedules must be flexible to a growing and dynamic department.
Requirements: Applicant must be reliable, able to work in a team environment, adaptable to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals are a must.
This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and associate/bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. Applicants must be Texas Licensed Veterinary Technician or Out of state license transfers must obtain a Texas license within 6 months.